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NNU’s top 10 stories of the year 2019

1) The Environmental Science/Ecology discipline ranks among the top 1% in ESI worldwide, thus far 7 NNU disciplines have been included in the top 1% in ESI.

2) Sixteen national first-class undergraduate majors and three national virtual simulation experimental teaching projects were newly added, and six courses were identified as “National Excellent Online Open Courses”.

3) Two professors were selected into the “Ten Thousand Talents Program”; one professor was selected as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Clarivate Analytics; one professor was awarded the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Science and Technology Innovation Award; the team led by an NNU professor won a special award for science and technology progress in geographic information; and two first author papers were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

4) The School of Marxism Studies was selected into the third batch of national key Schools of Marxism Studies.

5) Nanjing Normal University was selected as a national pilot university of innovation and entrepreneurship.

6) 139 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation and National Social Science Fund were approved; two projects of the National Key R&D Program were approved; and five major bidding projects of the National Social Science Fund were approved with the Science of Art making its first breakthrough in major projects awarded.

7) The School of Teacher Education was awarded the “National Excellent School in the Education System”. One teacher of NNU was named a “National Model Teacher” and one was named a “National Excellent Communist Youth League Cadre”. One graduate student Party branch was selected into the first batch of 100 graduate student model Party branches by the Ministry of Education and one graduate student Party member was selected as one of 100 postgraduate model Party members.

8) The “Li De Shu Ren” Collaborative Innovation Center was approved as a collaborative innovation center co-established by the province and the ministry of education.

9) A strategic agreement of cooperation was signed with the People’s Government of Xuanwu District to jointly build the Xuanwu Science and Technology Park of Nanjing Normal University.

10) The theme education of “Remain True to Our Original Aspiration and Keep Our Mission Firmly in Mind” was carried out in an in-depth way and its characteristics were reported in the briefing issued by the CPC Central Committee.